Mansell, a Balfour Beatty brand, has been re-appointed on Construction Framework South West (CFSW), the region’s primary public sector procurement tool, designed to save money and deliver value through the competitive tendering process.
The framework’s ambitions are to deliver £500 million worth of building and improvement works in the South West over the next two years and strengthen employment and skills outcomes from the contracting process.
Contracts will begin to be procured in the next month and will consist of construction work on all public buildings in the South West, ranging from libraries and schools to headquarters buildings, with individual projects ranging in value from £1 million to over £30 million.
Mansell secured eleven contracts worth a total of £159 million over the four years of the last CFSW. The new framework will last for two years, with the potential to extend a further two years at the end of 2015.
Devon County Council’s Framework Manager, Justin Bennetts, said: “I am delighted that our regional Construction Framework South West has been successfully procured for a second time. The early contractor engagement, workstreams and performance management principles all remain as key and will further develop during the life time of this framework.”
Andy McAdam, Managing Director for Balfour Beatty’s South West Delivery Unit, said: “This appointment supports our position as a leading contractor in the South West construction market. As with the first framework, Balfour Beatty is committed to employing as many local supply chain partners as possible and developing the employment skills of local people on projects which we are awarded.”
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Notes to editors:
1. The Construction Framework South West is procurement panel for construction projects for all public bodies in the South West model underwritten by Devon County Council and The South West Regional Improvement & Efficiency Partnership. It is OJEU compliant and aims to save time and money on the costs of the competitive process.
2. Balfour Beatty’s UK construction business (www.balfourbeattycsuk.com) is a leading integrator of complex, sophisticated and innovative projects that improve the UK’s national infrastructure and an experienced provider of local and regional projects that help build lasting communities. We offer a broad range of capabilities in construction, civil engineering and mechanical & electrical engineering services. With offices throughout the UK, we deliver a locally-focused service with the support of our national network of expertise and resources. Balfour Beatty’s UK construction business employs 10,000 people.
3. Balfour Beatty (www.balfourbeatty.com) is a global infrastructure group that delivers world class services essential to the development, creation and care of infrastructure assets; from finance and development, through design and project management to construction and maintenance. Our businesses draw on more than 100 years of experience to deliver the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise to our clients principally in the UK, the US, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. We continue to develop our business in key growth markets in South Africa, Australia, Canada, Brazil and India. With proven expertise in delivering infrastructure critical to support communities and society today and in the future, our key market sectors include transportation (roads, rail and aviation), power and energy, mining, water and social infrastructure such as hospitals and schools.